2 November 2018 Tempeh

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Another batch of tempeh was made, about ten days supply for one person.. Fermentation was 30 hour at 31C. Excess beans were fermented in a ziplock bag.I have only three metal molds.
2 November 2018 Tempeh

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23 October 2018 Trimming Marijuana

Canadians are allowed four marijuana plants at any one time in a house. Growing marijuana successfully takes some knowledge and physical effort. One plants was cut and trimmed for making decarboxylated plant material. If the plant is pulled and allowed to dry for two or there days most of the big fan leaves are removed with a snap of the fingers. This eliminates most of the scissor work. This decarboxylation is for the material for ingesting tncture or edibles.The heat of smoking automtically decarboxylates.

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20 October 2018 Planting garlic

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The garlic bed was planted using the three years cycle; or bulbils, rounds and the final bulb.
The routine is first year plant bulbils, second plant the rounds produced from the above bulbils, third years the bulbs produced are often the same size as the conventional method. Anyway plant these for the main crop

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19 October 2018 Preparing Garlic Bed (2018/2019)

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A 25 by 4 foot area was selected for garlic for the 2019/2019 season. The ground was rototilled last week and is now covered with about 2 to 3 inches of wood chip mulch. This is for some Winter weather protection and to help in retaining moisture during the growing season. Garlic in Zone 5 is planted in the Fall.

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17 October 2018 Processing marijuana.

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One plants was trimmed to prepare for decarboxylation. A new acquisition called an Ardent basically a controlled heating unit for decarboxylating marijuana was acquired. The prepared material is placed in the canister and it is heated for around one hour completely decarboxylating the product. All marijuana need be decarboxylated if not smoking the product. Usually for making cannabutter and tinctures.

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13 October 2018 Chili Peppers

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Four chili pepper plants are in the garden. The fruit ripens individually over the Summer and they are picked and placed in the greenhouse to further dry. The stem end is cut off and they are further dried in the dehydrator. When completely dry they are beat into a powder in the blender. The powder is used as a table condiment as required. The heat never leaves and the powder is as hot in two years as it is today. The powder is kept in a mason jar in the cupboard.

Final processing a fine homogeneous powder about 120 grams.

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13 October 2018 Indian Corn

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About 15 pounds of Indian Corn was drying on the cob in he greenhouse. Today I removed the kernels with my small hand sheller. Shelling corn without a tool is a tedious job. The kernels will be further dried for Winter storage. I use them as addition to gruel for breakfast. At first it is necessary to nixtamalize to get the maximum nutrients. The corn must be very dry for storage otherwise mold will grow.

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9 October 2018 Cannabutter

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This post is how to utilize cannabutter. Often marijuana is smoked. Using cannabutter alone or to make edibles is another method of ingesting marijuana,which is mostly non intrusive. Before using edibles the marijuana must be carbohydrate. The decarboxylating takes place in my Ardeant machine. Simple and effortless.

After the marijuana is decarboxylated, it is placed in a magic Cannabutter Machine for two hours to infuse with oil, thus making the oil based material to make baked goods.
The point is all edible start with a decarboxylated marijuana and infused cannabutter.

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Processing Marijuana.

Marijuana: After acquiring a few ounces of marijuana, then it must be decided how to utilize.

My approach is to utilize canna butter, and tinctures. Both are simple to make.If doing at home there are some bits to learn.

Cannabis decarboxylation is a necessary process in order for us to enjoy the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoids I practiced various methods and decided to invest in two machines.


These two units are touted to be perfect. Certainly enough for the small household grower.

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5 October 2018 Dinner

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Quick dinner, Fried in butter; egg, yellow tomato, Yukon Gold potato, fresh eggplant. Sweet potato cooked in oven and in the refrigerator.

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